New VHBL Exploit found by tomtomdu80


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173 Responses

  1. Yuu says:

    Awesome work and it is good to see more wonderful people finding and sharing (with Wololo 😉 ) to confirm it for us.

    to the future and beyond….

    • musashiro says:

      uhm…. Acid_Snake is the one confirming it… ?

      • SuzieJoeBob says:

        You have a problem with that??? I would trust him with the exploit more than a person who just created an account 5 minutes ago, only to beg like a brat for said exploit. I’m not saying you are, but in general, most people only join for this and “Ninja Releases”. Bastards…..

  2. Xeeynamo says:

    Sonic CD 😀

  3. jhonny appleseeds says:


  4. atrumincendia says:

    So who do you ask for the exploit? if he is not going to post it anywhere?

    • Corey96 says:

      You wait for the release. It will be released publically some time in the future. I am assuming that it will be released through the Ninja Release system, which works on a trusted members first basis so that everybody registered on the /talk forums will have access to the name of the game before the public release. When it is released the news will be posted here on the blog no doubt, so that everybody who hasn’t registered can find out the name of the game and buy it. Then you will have to wait as the files will be posted later. Anyway, the release could be a while off yet.

      • SuzieJoeBob says:

        Good luck with trying to explain simple concepts to simple-minded morons….

        • atrumincendia says:

          I’m sorry, but when did asking a simple question become cause for hateful responses? Just because you think yourself oh so high and mighty, and above the rest of us, it doesn’t mean you actually are. please don’t respond if all you can do is put people down

        • Rybro says:

          Mate, just because you modded your psvita before someone else and attended the scene first doesn’t make you a superior ‘scener’.

          If they are posting they are contributing which is a good thing.

          I modded my first console 19 years ago, I’m no better than anyone else here.

    • Mart says:

      Santa Claus yo

  5. Corey96 says:

    Good work Tomtomdu! A new exploit is always great. The question now is whether this exploit gets released on the current firmware with a port of CEF or whether it gets saved until the next fimrware and VHBL is released for it (as seen in the video). I suppose it’ll depend on what Tomtomdu thinks, and a factor that may come into play in his decision is how much longer Sony leaves it before they release another firmware update. Maybe we’ll end up seeing what happened on 1.81 again, although I’m questioning the possibility that they’re working on a new firmware update with features like they were on 1.81 ( 😛 ), anything’s possible I guess.

    Sorry for the wall of text! 😛

  6. bruno says:

    i already saw this video on youtube, but how long this guys will be use a psn game to run the vhbl??? Its more efective if we found an exploit in a comercial game like uncharted that cant be remove from the market…

  7. GcBatman says:

    Always great to have new exploits loaded just in case of a patch.

  8. wartaf says:

    good, another exploits.

    btw, what is the different of VHBL & eCFW(CEF)

    • wartaf says:

      *difference 😀

      • SuzieJoeBob says:

        VHBL can only run homebrew (emulators, etc)

        eCFW can run anything a PSP can, specifically ISO/CSO files. It can play PSP games and now PSX games.

        • Aces says:

          eCFW has almost complete compatibility with homebrew due to kernel level module control.
          vHBL has limited compatibility with homebrew due to the limited amount of user level modules that can be controlled (basically, which ever modules the game has loaded at the time the exploit is triggered)
          If you took ISO and CSO loading out of the equation, eCFW would still be the preferred way to go for brews.

          • wartaf says:

            ok, thanks for reps 😀
            so eCFW can do everything that VHBL can but not vice versa. but this news still great 😀 because if i’m not mistaken, there’s an app/homebrew that can play ISO/CSO and PSX.

  9. tonyneyer says:

    since i already have the uno exploit when the game comes out if i download an iso of it and run it through the uno exploit would that allow the vhbl to open or is there a way to port any type of vhbl to the uno exploit. please help!!!! i really do not have the money to get any new games and i want to keep updated

    • Mart says:

      If you don’t have money to pay for some old PSP games to get new exploits while updating, stop gaming all together.

      Why did you buy a PSVita first place? It is expensive yo, especially when one doesn’t have the money…

    • hgoel0974 says:

      If you already have the UNO exploit, you do not need VHBL 😉
      Just DON’T update when an update is released.

  10. Charles says:

    nice works guys!

  11. Antonio Mascuñano says:

    Hello tomtomdu80 congratulations on your work, this new exploit, you can send me the name of the game and what files to my email? Laps I was given is vita for Magi and the exploit can not descargarme anterior.Me like to be like you, greetings.

  12. mecksg1 says:

    nice work. im very imprested with the work you guys are doing here. hope this will work with later firmwares.

  13. Karma Kontrol says:

    Antonio, quit askin’ for files and name of game. I’m sure its gonna use the Ninja Release system, so just wait.

  14. clicks says:

    Well I think I’m finally ready for a new exploit, as I missed the UNO one from before…

  15. Link says:

    This awesome, dis the release I been waiting for. Thank u u nice ppl

  16. Link says:

    Oh wait… It’s vhbl and it went back to that ugly layout I hate…

  17. Link says:

    I would like VHBL to have the same layout as TNC or the cool one I have right now for Mad Blocker or whatever it’s called for 1.81 firmware.

  18. Unmolested Ex-Catholic says:

    Just because he found a new exploit, he’s asking for donations. Oh please give me break.

    Get a job…

    • wololo says:

      I bet you’d prefer if the Vita scene was selling dongles instead of giving away the work for free. Donations are one of the ways to offer people the choice to pay if they think it’s worth it, and still have the thing free for the majority of people.

      Just be thankful that the people with the skills to make these exploits haven’t started a massive commercial-only scheme like it’s the case on some other consoles.

      For the record I know you’re trolling so I’m not answering to you, but I’m just answering here in case other people might think “heck yeah, that dude is right”.

      • musashiro says:

        i really hate the idea behind dongles…

      • Unmolested Ex-Catholic says:

        You’re not answering me? Yet you just did idiot. Secondly I am right this asking for donations is very common on this website. Damn bums!

        • hgoel0974 says:

          You try devoting your precious time for (some) ungrateful people, looking for exploits, finding them, porting them for VHBL 😉

          Oh, and after that, DON’T ask for donations 😉

          By the way, donations are your choice, you want to pay, then fine. We don’t care even if you don’t donate.

          This donation system just keeps the scene from becoming paid membership or exploits being sold.

          wololo never said that he didn’t answer your question, he said that normally he wouldn’t and that he just did it because others like you might read your comment and wonder the same thing 😉

        • gunblade says:

          well if people donate they can help the dev with thing like a vita to pratice on or funds to get game to pratice on so its alright

  19. Flash_Falcon says:

    It is indeed great to find and share such good news for others to acquire homebrew goodies. I purposely skipped out on UNO but I might jump on this one, if released to us, for some ROM goodies.

  20. SMOKE says:

    I’ve gotten comments like “Why are you still updating your VHBL thread on /talk?!?” or “There’s never going to be another VHBL exploit, what’s the point of this thread?”

    I say to those people this:

    TOLD YA!!!

    Lol, but nice work, looks promising :)

  21. Flash_Falcon says:

    VHBL is worth it while the dev’s work on getting the real deal for everyone.

    If there is a possibility of releasing this soon, can you tell us how much funds we should apply to our accounts?

    • Aces says:

      it doesnt make much sense to release the name of the game now.
      better to wait for a vita update and release the name for a new firmware.

      • Flash_Falcon says:

        I was only looking for a price range, not the name.

        • gunblade says:

          well idk on the price but if its a psp game most cost under 10 dallers unless its like one of the hit tittle then sum reason sony still selling them fo like realse date prices most games they used so far was under ten dallers monster unite was the most expensive i think… i got me a 20 daller psn card liying around if anything hope if they do reless a game it dosent go over… but iam on 1.81 fo now and i need a new memory card a 32 would be good..

  22. chingon says:

    nuthin beats a good ol fashon hombrew with a nice coffee brew after a good long while of the best psp classics on eCFW and ARK, change is good…err…limitations…

  23. peter says:

    i hope the is sound for psx games in this New VHBL

  24. Bambi says:


    Save it for big next FW updates.

  25. chingon says:

    no… sound would be great!

  26. anhtuan says:

    Good none stop progress for the scene!

  27. Anatoly says:

    Great news, looking forward to the name of the game!

  28. quetz says:

    in my opinion, rather than saving this for later waiting sony to patch fw2.02 exploit, in order to have vhbl in maybe fw2.03, i think is better to release this for users who couldn’t get UNO in time, or for other reasons, like europe that got out almost immediately. i was lucky getting it in time, but many users missed it. and i think many other exploit (user mode) will be available also in later fw for vhbl only, this is a good chance to spread the use of this kexploit to a larger target since the fw seems to no getting patched as now

    • gunblade says:

      thing is sony dosent rely add new feature to there firmware most of the update from release date was to cover expoits n they still dont even cover sum of the bug problems

  29. Rstxk says:


  30. Thrasea says:

    I missed the Next Exploit, i do not wanna miss this one, i have the money to buy a game, email the game pls

  31. Thrasea says:

    at least use a decent game for the Exploit

  32. Antonio Mascuñano says:

    waiting for the name of the game, thanks.

  33. Antonio Mascuñano says:

    I missed the Next Exploit, i do not wanna miss this one, i have the money to buy a game, email the game pls

    at least use a decent game for the Exploit

  34. hy says:

    I wait in very anticipation.
    Want to donate!

  35. Jhonny Flake says:

    Great work.
    I want very much this exploid.
    I havê lost the exploit beforr that.
    Pleaseee send me game na me from ti my email

    Sorry for my bad english.

  36. Mitsurugi.san says:

    So, i will not be able to run PSP Games?
    *sigh* i have to wait another exploit, again…

  37. Link says:

    A question to wolo, “Do you know which exploit loads the fastest”? I’ve used the Monster Hunter and Mad Blocker exploit and so far Mad Blocker 1.81(FW) has been the fastest to boot up. Is Mad Blocker still the fastest?

  38. Javance says:

    I spent the money i had on the uno exploitPLEASE can someone please donate to me please i need a card PLEASE!!!! ill find a way to pay u back i just need a card number PLEASE!!!

  39. Antonio Mascuñano says:

    I spent the money i had on the uno exploitPLEASE can someone please donate to me please i need a card PLEASE!!!! ill find a way to pay u back i just need a card number PLEASE

    • Someone Else says:

      If you already have the Uno exploit, just stick with that one. (Both of you, you silly double posting name changer.) It’s a much more powerful exploit. VHBL can’t play PSP or PS1 games. It is limited to homebrew apps, and plays them slower than a CFW.

  40. Thrasea says:

    You can play PS1 Games anyways, just download them on PSN, I just wanna play Game Boy Advance, Megadrive and Snes Games

  41. Antonio Mascuñano says:

    I missed the Next Exploit, i do not wanna miss this one, i have the money to buy a game, email the game pls

  42. Ruwen says:

    Hello please say me the game and tut please i do not post it!!!


  43. Hosta Mahogey says:

    This is great news. Can’t wait to see what is announced next!

  44. makak1984 says:

    Good to hear that some devs still digging around and finding this things on Vita. For now good point is to prevent this exploit to be released to early for future OFW’s that be released or one thing I am sittle worried, that $ony could someday change saving data rules and rebuild their emulator. But have one question in PSX support… So if it is also based on emulator that is implemented on Vita – so also is it possible to find exploit like on PSP’s emu right? OK, if the exploit is possible then we could examine files structure and learn how to call functions that Acid said about lack of sound support on POPS.
    So thanks for your hard work devs!

    • gunblade says:

      well i guessing there like tree differnt catagorys for the vita well 5 differnt i think vita games vita apps mobile game n psx games and minis so that like flash games phone game playstation games.. the vita games was thought to be more use full then psp n minis think they jus add the touch screen the right analog n the camera funtions

  45. gatuso69 says:

    Great news! I hope I can buy this game when the exploit will be announced

  46. Ruwen says:

    I have registri in the forum wehre is the new exploit for the vita? Please help me i can read a little bit of englisch!!!

    : )

  47. luca bonanno says:

    Mandatemi il nome del gioco exploit per favore… ho perso il gioco UNO!!!

  48. luca bonanno says: … avevo dimenticato la mail.

  49. ballsucker says:

    vhbl is ***. yu can play homebrew and psp games on psp. what i want is a cfw to backup psvita games and play them on the vita. am i the only one with this opinion?

  50. Comand says:

    I’ve been dying to run iso/cso on my vita cause i already missed UNO. When will the game and the exploit come aut??


    • hgoel0974 says:

      this ATM hasn’t been ported to the kexploit so this (in it’s current state) will not run iso’s, IF tomtomdu decides to port it to the present kexploit for THIS firmware, yoou might be able to play iso/cso otherwise you will not.

  51. Darren says:

    You do realize, Sony has trained dogs to sniff out any game exploit if given one clue….. Because you didnt mute the Vita when exploiting… now they have something to go off of…. Chances are that sony will find it, Like they did the Mercury exploit on the psp (when only a corner of the game was actually shown) This one gives a whole (menu sound?) i guess…. i dont own a vita but i still check back from time to time :). Basically what i am saying!, Dont be surprised if sony takes your game out of PSN within a couple of days and patches it before you release the name of the title.

    • hgoel0974 says:

      That doesn’t sound like menu music in the beginning (although it does remind me of a game)

      I am pretty sure that sony wouldn’t try to guess the game using the sound and then take the risk of being wrong 😉

      They’d rather wait for the release, make some dough and remove it

  52. Ruwen says:

    when comes a cfw for vita games?

  53. tomtomdu80 says:

    Hello Guys,

    I won’t port my exploit to any CFW, stop ask for ISO/CSO.
    And I won’t send you the name of the game because you asked it.

    I’ll release the exploit when a new FW with some new features will be available.

    And Sony can’t guess what game it is, the sound at the beginning is just LiveArea sound 😉

  54. Jos1122 says:

    Hey guys…

    I,m pretty sure it is menu music.
    I guess its a patience problem…I check it now for a 100 times…
    Really don’t want to miss it this time!!!

  55. Jos1122 says:

    Oké… LiveArea sound..

    Still waiting…

  56. pSnDeaofly says:

    Time will tell what we will be able to uncover with all these findings :)

  57. wes says:

    Sold my vita pretty boring machine homebrew is a mess and users are being expoited, eg buy this game or that game to maker the “exploit” work. for those that still have a vita,,,,just use it the way it was meant to be used and stop trying to play 20 year old ripped off roms on new technology

    • Vita_User says:

      Homebrew works perfectly and you wouldn’t have sold your Vita if it was working well for you too. Why would I limit my Vita’s capabilities to what someone else intended it for?

      Given the choice between only playing the 3-4 good Vita titles I have or playing them and Snes, GBA, GBC, CPS1/2 and the Psp titles that aren’t avaliable on the Psn Network I know which choice I would take.

      • makak1984 says:

        He probably is too young to remember what some of games was damn good – playing on emulated versions on PSP and now Vita is great for fans like us – so good to have choice :)

        • hgoel0974 says:

          Or he just doesn’t know too much about homebrew 😉

          Either way a person would only be satisfied with a Vita when they know what they are buying.

          • Edzo says:

            im extremely satisfied with the vita and have yet to participate in any of these exploits. i leave the homebrew and emulation to my psps

    • Jd8531 says:

      Users are not being exploited, its completely optional to buy the exploitable game. There is no other way right now to do so any ways. If you’d like to release a way to do so without buying a game by all means go ahead :)

    • gunblade says:

      well i playing the psp more then my vita think i guess need more vita games probly get more games next month wipeout prety good n wana get like need for speed or assassins creeed but yea think i better to stink to how was the mad blocker relase n not get in the the vita sene

  58. John says:

    I want to run custom software to play OGM, MKV and other movie platforms, and custom software for other stuffs, and for games.

  59. says:

    is it sonic

  60. Mud says:

    I have the Monster Hunter exploit should I update to the next exploit or keep it “I don’t need to update my Vita firmware do to no good games coming out.”

  61. Dognar says:

    That’s funny because I’m sure Sony already knows of all the games that have exploit functionality why wouldn’t they they have teams of hackers that help them improve the vita that’s why the vita is different from the psp the thing is they probably don’t care if you use the ps vita for home brews and emulators because they wouldn’t have any games that you could find the exploit that and they
    made probably sh.t tones of money from the UNO download.

  62. Massimo says:

    We dream a Jailbreak for Vita..Something like Jailbreak for iPhone..We dream to install any Exploit without any game required..Yes, we dream..

  63. gunblade says:

    is it my computer or sumthing but the video tweking it plays good but the tittle area like flashing n poping up n faDING away

  64. whiteassassin97 says:

    what does that mean?? actually, i missed that uno exploit TOO!!! now i am half-dead to play all those awesome isos and csos on my BORING VITA!! can somebody explain this to me?will i be able to load isos and csos?

  65. Mitsurugi.san says:

    Just a question…
    VHBL load homebrews, right? Well, is there the possibilty that a special homebrew that read ISOs and CSOs will come out?

  66. Anonymouse says:

    OFW 2.05 is out

    LOL @ what’s new:
    New in 2.05
    System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

  67. Paul says:

    This is going to sound so dumb.

    But can someone tell me what the primary differences between VHBL and CEF is?

    • Aces says:

      the difference is the level of access.
      vHBL has a compatibility that is dependent on the game used to exploit it, simply, the game loads modules, the game loads the exploited save file and h.bin is activated, the modules that were loaded at the time that h.bin was loaded are the modules that can be used to run homebrew, this is known as usermode.

      CEF or eCFW has almost full access to all modules in the PSP sandbox, it generally starts off the same as user mode, except 2 or more exploits are required, the first for usermode, and the following exploits to hike the privileges into the kernel level, at this level modules can be terminated and loaded at will giving an almost full compatibility with all PSP homebrews, this type of access is commonly called kernel mode.

  68. xTheReaperKingx says:

    I think that one thing people forget is that the Vita of hit in Feb of 2012, less then a year ago, right now yes we do need people like dark alex but we also need patience and persistence if we are to obtain what we really desire. Some people want to not pay for anything and still have every game at their fingertips, some people just want the freedom to do as they wish, but all in all we want the same thing. Complete use of the potential of a device that we have obtained regardless of the means. To finish off the reason they are stopping the homebrew exploits is because if they are allowed they won’t stay just homebrews very long and there will always be someone to find a way to unlock everything when given just a little access but just remember we haven’t even been working on it for a year while we have a company trying to stop us at every turn, it will take time but it can be done, just be patient.

  69. TOC says:

    Is the exploit working on 2.05?

  70. Jos1122 says:

    Wel now….2.05 is out, I’m curious how you get your Info to the “costumer” and not too Sony.

  71. tomtomdu80 says:

    Yes my exploit is still working on 2.05, but I’m waiting for a new FW (with some features) to release it.

  72. Antonio Mascuñano says:

    En España ya ha salido la actualizacion en 2.0,debo actualizar pues no me deja entrar en play store.

  73. Antonio Mascuñano says:

    En España ya ha salido la actualizacion en 2.05,debo actualizar pues no me deja entrar en play store?

  74. Jos1122 says:

    Something with World language…

  75. Jorgerix says:

    Un poco más de comprension de lectura, tomtomdu80, ha dicho que no piensa decir el nombre del juego hasta que no salga el proximo OFW, si no lo hiciste con el exploits de UNO, aún no hay opción para liberarla, lo que hay son exploits para ocupar HOMBREW, en el emulador, pero ninguno de estos te permite leer ISO´s.

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  77. wololo says:

    I have lots of things to reply to that, that probably wouldn’t fit in a comment. The only thing I would say is that the GTA:LCS was nothing more, nothing less, than the exploits we’ve been continuously releasing here over the past months (we almost release one of such exploits per MONTH these days, while it was 1 a year in the era you mention). Usermode exploits are not a “mystery” anymore since tools like sgdeemer or SED exist, in collaboration with things such as VHBL. VHBL is basically an open source version of NoobZ eLoader. The scene was cheering whenever a new exploit was found in a game back then. Today, when somebody announces a new game exploit, most of the comments are in the form “hey, can’t you choose a less expensive game”, or “this is useless cat and mouse game”. Kernel exploits in the psp firmware are also more difficult to find and more rare than before.

    Bottom line: yes, those guys were great, but times have changed, Sony has adapted, the security of the PSP was a joke compared to the security of the Vita. The PSP was hacked because of dramatic mistake made by Sony in the first place. There is no guarantee they made similar mistakes on the Vita. Look at the PS3 scene, you’ll have a better idea of what you should expect for the Vita, and in the future for the PS4 as well.

    Don’t get me wrong, we all miss great guys such as Fanjita and Dark Alex. Those guys were good at exploring new ways and implementing them, and maybe that’s what we’re missing today. Personally, I still believe salvation would come from hardware hackers, but it’s not like I’m one of them, so I couldn’t help anyway.

  78. Roland says:

    I don’t post on here very often but I gotta take the time to just say that was very well said Wololo.
    And though this may seem obvious, there are those of us out there that remember what it was like back then. Personally I got into the psp scene right around 3.40, so I had just missed the HEN loader stages and was stepping into the CFW era, but even then there was like what 2 games maybe that were exploitable? (LCS and Loco Roco if I recall correctly)
    Things have really come a long way since then, for both devs and Sony.
    Personally I’m grateful that we can play homebrew at all on the Vita.
    And as I finish typing this I smile at the parallels. The current Vita stages are essentially the HEN loader stages I missed…

  79. Gangstamalu says:

    ur right on allot of points. Psp mod chip was a fail though and people won’t want to bc of warranties and the amount of work it requires and then feeling crappy when the software that does the same thing comes out, which ussally does happen. I feel like where gonna end up exactly like the ps3 scence. One hacker blows it up and dispears after the we have a few people slowing working on it. We need the next generation of dark_alexs to step up.
    Hate Sony for putting out the super slim ps3 with that slide top almost like there taunting hackers to do something similar to the hot swaps from even older gen systems

    Great answer not insulting and intelligent.
    All those the games to expensive comments are like the I acdendenltly updated my psp posts lol.

  80. gunblade says:

    well r4 would be nice

  81. Deagle275 says:

    You mean Resident Evil 4 ?Impossible. The PSVita can’t emulate ps2.

  82. Gangstamalu says:

    Lol good 1 he meant r4 for ds like a flash cart but that’ll prob end up like the ps3 USB dongle fixed with one patch

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